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Travel Guidance Framework: Domestic and International

Travel is an important part of MSU’s research, education, and outreach missions. The Reopening Campus Taskforce Travel Subcommittee has developed a travel guidance framework for both inbound and outbound travel. Learn more about the university's travel guidance framework here.

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Use Your FSA Funds to Prepare for Summer Fun

While your summer plans may look a bit different this year due to COVID-19, there are still a variety of fun things you and your family can do while practicing safe social-distancing. If you participate in a flexible spending account (FSA) you can use your funds to help pay for common summer necessities and/or camps for your kids.

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Protect Your Eyes during UV Safety Month

With VSP vision insurance, taking care of you and your family’s eyecare is almost as easy as wearing your favorite pair of sunglasses. Their vision insurance plans are available to benefit-eligible faculty and staff and their dependents.

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Caring for Your Pet During COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, juggling taking care of yourself, your other family members and your pets is no easy task. However, with Nationwide pet insurance, giving your pets the care they deserve has never been easier with their affordable pet insurance plans for all MSU benefit-eligible employees.
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We Need Your Input: Remote Work Schedule Survey

How do you effectively organize your work-from-home schedule? With many of us working from home for a few months now, we want to know what tips, tricks or tools you’ve adopted to help you effectively succeed at remote work. Take the survey below by July 23, and we may share your answer in an upcoming HR Source article!

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Summer Activities Around Campus

There’s no doubt that this summer’s activities will be a little different than usual, but don’t let that stop you from having fun! While you might be missing being able to walk through campus from meeting to meeting or enjoying the beautiful scenery of West Circle during your lunch break, there are still plenty of activities to do on campus this summer while practicing social distancing.

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Leading by Example

In times of change, leaders set the tone, and their behavior conveys messages — intentional or not — about the importance of decisions made and our values as an institution. HR's Organization & Professional Development team gives some pointers to help leaders pave the way.
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Nominate a Supervisor for the 2020 Outstanding Supervisor Award

The Outstanding Supervisor Award honors Michigan State University supervisors who have consistently demonstrated worklife sensitivity and support of the professional/personal needs of the employees in their unit. Nominate your supervisor before July 31!

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Do you find yourself struggling to feel motivated? Todd Bradley, Senior Learning and Organization Development Specialist in HR's Organization and Professional Development department, is here to start your day off right or get you back on track during a mid-afternoon slump.

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For Unit Admins & HR Reps

2020 Payroll Clerk Review Session

As you prepare for the fall semester, it's a good time for a refresher on some of the different procedures you are responsible for and updates on others. The HR and Payroll offices are offering two payroll clerk review sessions and will cover the following topics:

  • EBS hiring information to include students, temporary and on-call employees
  • Payroll Office information
  • I-9 information and updates

This year’s session will be virtual and is planned for Wednesday, August 12 via a Teams Live Event from 9 a.m. – Noon.

The link for the event will be sent out prior to the event to HR Unit Time Administrators.

Contact the HR Solutions Center at 517-353-4434 or studentemployment@hr.msu.edu with any questions regarding the review session.